Theresa Loconsolo

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Beeper acquired by Automattic, fintech’s decline and YC’s lack of LatAm founders

When it comes to news items that we love at TechCrunch, IPOs rank pretty darn high. Another great newsy bit that comes along less frequently than we’d like is a startup buying another startup. T

A $60M venture fund with a twist, and more startup-on-startup acquisitions

Today on Equity we dig into Multiverse's acquisition of Searchlight, Guesty's massive Series F, Monad Labs and Cyera's mega-round.

What we’ve learned from the women behind the AI revolution

The AI boom, love it or find it to be a bit more hype than substance, is here to stay. That means lots of companies raising oodles of dollars, a healthy dose of regulatory concern, academic work, and

From YC to IPO: Winter 2024 Demo Day, Rubrik and Ibotta

What a week, everyone. Two full days of Y Combinator demo day activity kept us busy, but the latest accelerator cohort’s launch was far from the only big story in startup land. Today on TechCrun

Databricks’ GPT rival and who’s investing in ‘underdog’ founders

Hello, and welcome to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Friday episode, in which we dig through the most criti

Spotify throws its hat in the edtech ring

Today on Equity, Alex talks stocks around the world, crypto prices, and the weekend's biggest news: The the exit of Stability AI's CEO, the EU's Digital Markets Act, Spotify's edtech push, why Liquid

A $700M SAFE, IPOs are back and how one venture fund is transcending borders

Hello, and welcome to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Friday episode, in which we dig through the most criti

Astera Labs goes public, and the Inflection-Microsoft AI saga continues

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, focused on startup and venture

LinkedIn wants a piece of Wordle’s success

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Monday show, in which we take a look back at th

Startups are hiring fewer workers and paying out less in equity comp

Welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

Musk’s Grok goes open source and Reddit updates its IPO filing

Today we took a look at Reddit's new IPO filing, the potential impact of Grok being open sourced, and why Bobby Kotick wants to buy TikTok.

How many startups shut down last year compared to the year before? A lot

Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts. Hello, and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our in

What’s the Deel with Remofirst, and why are VCs playing musical chairs?

Welcome to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Today on the pod, Mary Ann and Alex dug into a whole mess of news.

Apple’s €1.84B fine, new AI rules in India and the latest pre-IPO round

This time on Equity, we talk through Apple's massive fine in the EU, India's new rules for AI, Waymo's wins, and Salla's huge pre-IPO round.

Will we reach AGI before Stripe goes public?

Welcome to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Join us as we dig through the most critical stories from the week.

Match Group’s deal with OpenAI is just business with AI glitter on top

The Equity crew is covering deals of the week from PermitFlow, Cake and Match Group, Klarna's board, and which startups could be 2024's winners.

Reddit’s upcoming IPO could reward its power users

On today's episode, we're talking about Reddit's upcoming IPO (again), along with some impressive raises for edtech startup Loora, Bioptimus and Dili.

The regulatory clock is ticking for TikTok

Crypto prices are up, Planity has raised a hefty Series C, TikTok is in trouble again, and there's a slew of M&A in Startup Land.

Foundry is shutting down in slow motion

The Equity crew is highlighting deals of the week, YC's new call for startups, Foundry Group's exit, and venture capital's year of transition.

OpenAI board member Bret Taylor has a new AI startup

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Welcome to our Wednesday show, in which we talk through the
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